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Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony

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Last night, May 4, the Board of Directors of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs presented the 2010 MAC Awards at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square. The awards ceremony and show, produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, was hosted by Sharon McNight. Tracy Stark musical directed. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event.

The evening featured performances by Mark Nadler, Laurel Masse, Sean Harkness, Diana Templeton, Lucie Arnaz, Tony DeSare, The Les Paul Trio, Mario Cantone, Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst, Julie Reyburn, Terese Genecco, Lina Koutrakos, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, Baby Jane Dexter, Karen Mason, Chuck Sweeney as "Miss Peggy Lee," and more. 

The MAC Awards are presented annually to honor achievements in Cabaret, Comedy, and Jazz. The Awards encompass more that two dozen categories such as: vocalists and vocal groups, piano bar and jazz performers, comedy and musical performers, writers of songs and special material, directors, musical directors, recordings, and more. In addition, through special awards, MAC salutes outstanding contributions to the field of live entertainment. For more information, visit www.macnyc.com.

The 2010 MAC Award winners are:

Female Vocalist
Anne Steele

Male Vocalist
Hector Coris

Jazz Vocalist
Mary Foster Conklin

Major Artist
Baby Jane Dexter

New York Debut - Female
DANIELLE GRABIANOWSKI

New York Debut - Male
Tom Rocco

Celebrity Artist
Marilyn Maye

Stand-Up Comic - Male
DANNY COHEN

Stand-Up Comic - Female
MARY DIMINO

Musical Comedy
Gretchen Reinhagen

Vocal Duo/Group
MARQUEE FIVE

Special Production
Ricky Ritzel HAS HYSTERICAL BLONDNESS

Variety Production/Recurring Series
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA

Open Mic
ALGONQUIN SALON, OAK ROOM SALON, SALON

Host - Variety Show/Series Or Open Mic
Dana Lorge AND Richard Skipper, WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA

Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer
Anne Steele

Piano Bar/Restaurant/Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist
JERRY SCOTT

Technical Director
JEAN-PIERRE PERREAUX

Director
Lennie Watts

Musical Director
Tracy Stark

Major Recording
Daryl Sherman, "Johnny Mercer: A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE"

Recording
SUSAN WINTER, "LOVE ROLLS ON . . . LIVE!"

Song
"THINGS THAT HAUNT ME," MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BRETT KRISTOFFERSON

Special Musical Material
"IDENTITY THEFT," MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Ray Jessel

Special Honors of the Evening were presented to:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Leslie Uggams
Presented by Brian Stokes Mitchell

MAC Board of Directors Award: Peter Leavy
Presented by K.T. Sullivan

MAC Board of Directors Award: PLAYBILL.COM
Presented by Karen Mason

Hanson Award: Angela Shultz
Presented by Lennie Watts

Time Out New York Award: Brandon Cutrell
Presented by Adam Feldman

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Phyllis Mollen and Jackie Fornatale ("Trophy Girls") and Leon hall

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Leon hall

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Julie Wilson

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Julie Wilson

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Angela Shultz

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Mardi Grant

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Joshua Warr and Miles Phillips

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Joan Jaffe

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Lennie Watts steps in for Mario Cantone

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Lennie Watts and Mario Cantone (who was stuck in traffic)

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Mario Cantone

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Mario Cantone and Mary Dimino

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Gabrielle Stravelli

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Phyllis Mollen and Jackie Fornatale with host Sharon McNight

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Dani Rhodes

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Ray Jessel

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Anne Steele

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Lina Koutrakos

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Miss Peggy Lee

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
David Friedman

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Susan Winter

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Lennie Watts

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Angela Shultz

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Baby Jane Dexter

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Lee Roy Reams, Leon hall and Baby Jane Dexter

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Marilyn Maye

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Leslie Uggams

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Leslie Uggams

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Leslie Uggams

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Leslie Uggams

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Leslie Uggams

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Leslie Uggams

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Leslie Uggams

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Leslie Uggams

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Lucie Arnaz

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Lucie Arnaz

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Billy Stritch and Lucie Arnaz

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Hector Corris

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony
Sharon McNight toasts another great show!

Photos: MAC Awards Arrivals and Ceremony


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